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Future in mind

Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce was established in September 2014 to consider ways to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed and to improve how children and young people’s mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided.

Key themes emerged which now provide the structure of this report. Within these themes, we have brought together core principles and requirements which we consider to be fundamental to creating a system that properly supports the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

In summary, the themes are:

  • Promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention
  • Improving access to effective support – a system without tiers
  • Care for the most vulnerable
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Developing the workforce